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Shades of Love

Album art creation process

Ania Szarmach — Shades of Love

Fourth album by Polish jazz and pop singer, composer and song writer, also known as Sharmi.

Creative Direction: Ania Szarmach
Art Direction, Digital Artist, Publication Design: Valp Maciej Hajnrich
Photography (portraits): Paweł Grabowski


Album Art Creation Process


Alternate version (sketch) and several rough drafts are almost close to the final. Yet there is a lot of detail work, not mentioning picking up the best portrait photo!


Photography post production


All photographs by Paweł Grabowski were given a bit more artistic touch with post production effects.



I had a privilege and honour to work with Ania on each and every album she published since 2006. Here are our previous creations: